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Minister Heng Swee Keat’s Life After Stroke

Post on 19/12/16


“I’ve learnt that it is important to stay motivated and to keep trying, even if it means taking it one small step at a time,” said Minister Heng.

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. (Source: The Straits Times / Lim Yaohui)

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. (Source: The  Straits Times / Lim Yaohui)

In May this year, Singaporeans were stunned to learn that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat suffered a stroke during a cabinet meeting. The immediate events that ensued — most notably how his cabinet colleagues reacted, and the professionalism of the SCDF team that attended to him — are well documented

Seven months later, Minister Heng has recovered remarkably, resuming his official duties. Although he has been advised by his doctors to avoid crowds for the time being to reduce his risk of infection, he is once more in the public’s eye thanks to the media, both mainstream and social.

Minister Heng recently spoke with The Straits Times and gave us a glimpse into his post-stroke experience, touching on the support he received and the sense of gratitude that continues to motivate him.

Click here to read the full Straits Times article on Minister Heng’s life after stroke.

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